Cisco powers RIM’s new voice-over-Wi-Fi service for BlackBerry
With RIM’s introduction yesterday of Mobile Voice System 5 with voice over Wi-Fi calling powered by Cisco Unified Communications Manager, BlackBerry users at companies of any size will be able to use a single work phone number shared between their desk phone and BlackBerry smartphone to make and receive enterprise calls on their BlackBerry smartphone over a Wi-Fi connection.
With BlackBerry MVS 5, calls made through BlackBerry MVS are routed through the corporate phone system, which helps with adherence to company policies and enables potential savings on long-distance and international roaming charges. Employees also benefit from the convenience of a single work phone number shared between their desk phone and BlackBerry smartphone.
Cisco added voice-over-Wi-Fi capabilities to its existing iPhone app earlier this month when it introduced Cisco Mobile 8.0 as a part of our continuing effort to expand UC technology into the mobile space.